Consultation target audience
Businesses that manufacture, import, wholesale or retail, plastic and /or recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food; and/or food contact varnishes and coatings.
Port health and local enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders who may have an interest in the policy and legislation on food contact materials.
The latest amendment will provide enforcement authorities with the necessary powers for the execution and enforcement of the provisions of three European Regulations.
The proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 will provide enforcement authorities with the necessary powers for the execution and enforcement, in England, of:
- Commission Regulations (EU) No. 2016/1416 (“the revised Plastics Regulation”) amending Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 (“the Plastics Regulation”) on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
- Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2018/213 on the use of bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food (“the BPA Regulation”)
- Commission Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with food (“the Recycling Regulation”)
To seek comments and general feedback from industry, port health authorities, enforcement authorities, consumers and other interested stakeholders on the proposed Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, and on the associated Impact Assessment.
Comments and views
All comments and views should be sent to:
Food Contact Materials
Food Standards Agency
70 Petty France
London SW1H 9EX
Publication of response summary
Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.
In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.
This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.